All posts by Patrick Simms

What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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What’s New for Meetings From SoCal to SanFran

When meeting in California, it’s natural to try to capture the laidback, West Coast lifestyle at offsite events.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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They’re Taking A Bigger Slice Out of the Group Business Pie

Regular group business is certainly of interest to hoteliers, and that’s just what small meetings offer, especially in recent years.

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Safety and Security Concerns Have Never Been Greater

For meeting and incentive program planners, the first step to risk assessment is risk awareness.

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Safety and Security Concerns Have Never Been Greater

For meeting and incentive program planners, the first step to risk assessment is risk awareness.

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Make the Experience a Win-Win for Everybody

Volunteers gain new opportunities while associations gain loyalty and intellectual capital.

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Make the Experience a Win-Win for Everybody

Volunteers gain new opportunities while associations gain loyalty and intellectual capital.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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CVBs Work Hard to Dispel Common Misconceptions and Tout Little Known Virtues

Convention and visitors bureaus show planners creative new ways to use their cities.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Use a Targeted Strategy to Maximize Attendance

Developing an effective program takes added time and resources, but the ROI cannot be left to chance.

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Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

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Build Healthier Numbers in the Face of New Challenges

Planners must work harder than ever to overcome regulatory obstacles and demonstrate exhibitor ROI.

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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

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Specialize, Partner With Other Planners and Integrate With Clients to Succeed

Independent planners excel when they concentrate on their finest skill sets and collaborate with other third parties.

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